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Transitioning To Raw Dog Food


Transitioning To Raw Dog Food

Have you ever considered the contents of your canine companions' meals? As a parent you always strive to provide the finest, for your furry friend and occasionally this means reverting to the fundamentals. 

This is where raw dog food comes in. It's not just a passing trend—it's a way to reconnect with their diet. It might be exactly what your dog needs for a healthier and happier life. 

Here at Bounce and Bella we've witnessed firsthand the effects of a diet, on a dogs well being and we're here to support you every step of the way as you make this switch.

Why Go Raw?

The benefits of raw dog food are compelling. Dogs frequently enjoy a fur enhanced skin condition, consistent energy levels and improved well being. Additionally raw diets, being rich in protein and low in carbohydrates can aid in weight management. Lower the chances of obesity.

Addressing Any Concerns

It’s normal to have reservations. “Is raw food safe? What about bacteria?” These are common concerns. 

When dealing with food it's important to follow precautions as you would with meat meant for human consumption. Proper storage, cleanliness and careful handling are crucial. 

Additionally dogs that are healthy have enzymes that aid them in safely digesting raw meat.

How to Make the Switch
Unless your dog has a particularly sensitive digestion, the easiest way is to allow 12 hours after their last meal and then switch straight over to raw

If your dog does have a sensitive digestion, spend up to 7 days gradually reducing their kibble and increasing their raw food e.g. Day 1: 80% kibble, 20% raw. Day 2: 70% kibble, 30% raw etc.

Always feed kibble and raw separately with a morning meal for one and an evening meal for the other the best option

Transitioning to raw food isn’t something you should rush. Start slow. Blend a portion of food, with their existing meal plan slowly upping the uncooked component over a few weeks. This aids in your dogs digestion adaptation, without any disturbances.

  1. Week 1: Introduce raw food at about 10% of their diet.
  2. Week 2-3: Increase to 25%.
  3. Week 4-5: Make it 50%.
  4. Week 6 and beyond: Gradually increase until you completely switch over.

Keep an eye on their stool and overall health; minor adjustments might be necessary depending on their reaction.

What to Feed

Not all raw foods are created equal. A balanced diet is crucial. This includes muscle meat, organ meat (like liver and kidneys), raw bones, and a mix of fruits and vegetables. Yes, dogs can eat veggies! 

It's important to include vitamins and minerals in your diet. At Bounce and Bella we suggest trying out types of meats to add variety and ensure a rounded nutritional intake.

Monitoring Changes

As you transition, watch for positive changes in your dog’s health: increased vitality, a shinier coat, and a more enthusiastic mealtime behavior. Keep a health diary to track these changes; it can be incredibly gratifying to see the difference a raw diet makes.


Transitioning to a diet for your dog is a process that demands patience and dedication. It is a path that can greatly improve your furry friends overall well being. Remember, every dog is unique, so their transition will be too. Don't hesitate to reach out to fellow raw feeders for advice or share your progress.

Ready to make the switch? Dive into the raw feeding world and watch your dog thrive. And remember, Bounce and Bella are here to help with all your raw feeding needs. Happy feeding!

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  • Darren Clunie